For the financial year ended 31 March 2021
SCCC'S RESERVE POLICY
The reserves of the Company provide financial stability and means for the development of its operations and activities.
The Board regularly reviews the level of reserves to ensure that they are adequate for fulfilling the company’s continuing obligations.
Please refer to www.singaporeccc.org.sg for the full financial report.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of the Company shall have at least ten (10) Directors and such other number as the Board may determine from time to time. Majority of the Board (including the Chairman and the two Vice Chairmen) shall be Singapore Citizens, and at least half of the Board shall be independent directors. So far as the Company is an Institution of Public Character, at least half of the Board shall also be independent, as defined by the Charities (Institutions of a Public Character) Regulations. The Board of Directors need to be adequately represented from the various sections of the Chinese community in Singapore, in meeting the objectives of the Company.
A director shall serve a term of three (3) years. All directors, except the Honorary Treasurer, may be re-elected to the same or related post upon the expiry of each term of office, provided that the Chairman shall not hold his office for more than three (3) consecutive terms. None of the directors served for more than 10 years.
All the directors are volunteers and receive no remuneration from the Company.
The nomination committee shall review the composition of the Board to ensure that the Board has an appropriate balance of independent Board members with appropriate expertise, skills, attributes, diversity and ability; to identify and nominate potential board member candidates to be elected as members of the board. The Board conducts self-evaluation to assess its performance and effectiveness.
Number of board meetings and the attendance of each Board member (no meeting in Apr 2020 due to COVID-19) 17 Jul 2020, 16 Oct 2020, 15 Jan 2021
The Company has in place a volunteer handbook, to give an overview of SCCC’s volunteer management policies and procedures such as volunteering opportunities, code of conduct, volunteer recruitment, benefits and recognition, and learning and development. SCCC aims to create meaningful and enriching volunteering experience for our volunteers.
POLICY RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT
AND AVOIDANCE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The Company has in place a policy for Conflict of Interest and Declaration to ensure that members act in the best interest of the Company.
“Member’’ refer to a board member or management or staff or volunteer of the Company.
The declaration of interests are updated in written form at least annually and also when any change occur.
Whenever a director or a person connected with a director1 has a personal interest in a matter to be discussed in a meeting, the director or connected person must:
Declare an interest before the discussion on the matter begins;
Withdraw from the meeting for that item and not participate in the discussions;
Not be counted in the quorum during that part of the meeting; and
Withdraw during the vote and have no vote on the matter.
1A person is connected with a director if that person is a child, sibling, parent, spouse, spouse’s parent, spouse’s sibling, grandparent or grandchild of such director.
The discussion and final decisions on the matter should be documented in the minutes of the meeting.
THE WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY
The Whistleblowing Policy aims to provide an avenue for SCCC directors, employees and external parties to bring to attention of the Audit & Risk Committee any misdeed, impropriety committed by directors and employees and offer reassurance that they will be protected from reprisals or victimisation for whistleblowing in good faith.
The 3 highest paid employees with annual remuneration of $100,000 and above are as follows:
During the year, there was no staff employed by the Company who are close members of the CEO or Board members.
The centre did not make any loan or grant to any third parties.